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Bernardo sparkles in Portuguese cruise

Bernardo sparkles in Portuguese cruise
Bernardo Silva inspired Portugal to a comfortable 5-0 win over Luxembourg to keep his nation on track for Qatar 2022.

City’s Etihad Player of the Month continued his excellent club form as he was integral throughout the game.

The Portuguese play-maker won a penalty on six minutes that was converted by Cristiano Ronaldo, and after the United man converted a second spot-kick on 13 minutes, Bernardo then assisted Bruno Fernandes to make it 3-0 on 17.

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Ruben Dias and Bernardo both went close later in the first-half, with Joao Cancelo also starting for Portugal at the Estádio do Algarve.

Alves Palhinha Gonçalves increased Portugal’s lead on 69 minutes.

Bernardo was replaced on 80 minutes, while City team-mates Dias and Cancelo – who picked up a late booking - saw out the time that remained.

Ronaldo – inevitably – completed his hat-trick on 87 minutes to complete a 5-0 victory.

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